Entries Tagged as 'neighborhood walk'

Logan Square Neighborhood Walk: California Avenue

July 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

One day a few months ago, I was wanting to go for a walk, but wanting to go somewhere new. I used to do these “neighborhood walks” and post photos on this site, but haven’t done it forever. So, I decided that maybe over the course of this summer I will try to walk Logan Square. When you look up Logan Square boundaries, people have varying opinions. For this exercise, I’m going to go with these boundaries for the neighborhood: Diversey to the north, Western to the east, Armitage to the south and Pulaski to the West. However you classify it, the neighborhood is HUGE. So, I think if I do this I’ll have to break it up into a bunch of chunks. As the summer has progressed I haven’t done a great job keeping up on this project, but I’ll keep trying. Here are my photos from my walk on California Avenue from Armitage to Diversey.


Los Arista Food & Liquors


A strip mall in Logan Square. The Papa John’s is new this year.


Zen Salon for Men


Condo building.


Salem Evangelical Free Church


Ronny’s


More Condos


Mandy’s Cleaners


For Sale


14th District Police Department


Cafeteria de Pancho


Little Mel’s


This place is going to be Masada’s (Middle Eastern). It’s been under construction since we moved to Logan Square, but seems to actually be making progress now. I like the look.


Boiler Room. Been here for many slices.


California Blue Line Station


Cozy Corner and Emilio’s Produce Stand


Taqueria Moran, Logan Bar & Grill


It was Mothers Day, so there were vendors out trying to sell flowers and stuffed animals and stuff.


Currency Exchange


Logan Square Pantry


Sierra Tire Shop


California Furniture


More Mothers Day stuff for sale.


And they say all the new condos look the same…


Letizia’s Fiore


Mops Beauty Shop (Dallas and I, along with several other friends, have been going here for years!)


Used to be a drive-thru, now someone’s home?


Digame Language Instruction, A Touch of Vintage


Gosu, Korean/Japanese restaurant we’ve been meaning to try


Hachi’s Kitchen


Provenance Food & Wine, Anong Thai


Buona Terra


This Starbucks has an awesome outdoor patio.


Logan Boulevard


Flowering trees on Logan Boulevard


Fellowship House Assisted Living


Color Me Salon


Again with the older houses that are all exactly the same.


Walgreen’s


Need a mattress or futon?


I’ve never been to or any Popeye’s. I may have been to an IHOP once or twice, but not this one.

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A Neighborhood Walk: Roscoe Village, Damen Avenue

March 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

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Does anyone know what park this is on the corner of Damen and Belmont? At first I thought it was Hamlin Park, but that seems to be farther south.

Previously in Roscoe Village:
» Roscoe Street
» Western Avenue
» Addison Street

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A Neighborhood Walk: Roscoe Village, Addison Street

March 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

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Addison is a busy street, but mostly residential. And all the streets coming off of it are residential too. I think the buildings you see are representative of most of the housing in Roscoe Village. It makes me think .. how there are rows of 2-flats and houses that look exactly the same.. these days everyone’s always bitching about the new condos that are going up that are all the same. Do you think back when all these 2-flats and houses were being built people were sitting there like “Damn! ANOTHER two story house?” or “Man, they’re tearing down that old place for ANOTHER 2-flat!” Somehow, I doubt it.

Previously in Roscoe Village:
» Roscoe Street
» Western Avenue

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